This one wasn’t close for very long as Kansas ran all over the Cornhuskers in an 89-72 victory.
Nebraska struck first and opened up a very early 10-7 lead, but that was about as good as it would get for those wearing red in Lawrence today. KU wen on a 9-0 run at that point, and by the under-8 timeout in the first half, had an 11-point lead. KU would go into the break with a 20-point, 54-34 lead after a last second 30-footer by Devonte Graham (pictured above).
Nebraska would only get as close as 14 points in the second half, as they trailed 68-54 after an Anton Gill dunk with 11:37 to play. The Kansas lead would hover around 20 points for the rest of the game, and Tyler Self and Co. would enter at the 1:14 mark as the Rock Chalk Chant began to echo.
This and That
Frank Mason once again led Kansas in scoring, with 18 points on 5-9 shooting, including 2-4 from behind the arc. Mason also had four boards and seven assists.
Svi Mykhailiuk came off the bench and really added some aggressive energy, driving and scoring on several possessions. He finished with 15 points on 6-11 shooting, 2-4 from 3.
Landen Lucas is starting to look better and better. He finished with 12 points on 5-5 shooting, seven rebounds, and more importantly, only two fouls.
As a team, Kansas hit 7-15 (46.7%) 3-pointers.
Continuing to struggle from the free throw line, Kansas only made 14-25 (56.0%) from the charity stripe. Josh Jackson (3-8) and Udoke Azubuike (1-4) were the main culprits.
Kansas will head to Kansas City and the Sprint Center on Saturday, Dec 17, for a 6 PM tip with Davidson.
We’ll have more on the Nebraska game in the next day or two, but for now, the comments section is yours.